HS21 LtGenRet David Buck 2021ASCEND

Lt. Gen. David Buck, USAF (Ret.)

President, BRPH Mission Solutions, Inc.

Lieutenant General David Buck served in the U.S. Air Force for 41 years with a career dedicated to space, nuclear and cyberspace operations. He directed USSTRATCOM space forces in support of national security and combatant commander objectives. Leading over 19,500 men and women, Dave was responsible for protecting and defending critical U.S. and allied space capabilities. In 2018, he retired as Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC-S) and Commander, 14th Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

General Buck is a highly recognized expert in space operations, twice testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Arms Services Committee regarding the necessity of maintaining freedom of action in space to protect and defend the U.S. and its allies. He is an advocate for disruptive technologies and managed multi-billion-dollar portfolios of space, cyberspace, command and control, and terrestrial technologies including 27 different weapon systems. He also conceived, developed and delivered the new National Space Defense Center on time and under budget – a facility that enabled the first fusion of intelligence operators with space operators in a common operations center.

Today, Dave is President of BRPH Mission Solutions where he helps unlock potential and spur client growth endeavors spanning national security and defense of space, nuclear, and cyberspace arenas. He is committed to helping clients succeed in mission critical programs through tailored consulting services including strategy development, facilities engineering, agency navigation, proprietary methodologies development, program management, and procurement services.

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